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Hearing on Rep. Nygren’s lawsuit set for Friday

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Dane County judge will hear arguments this week in the case of a Republican state lawmaker who says his name should be on the ballot in an upcoming recall election.

Rep. John Nygren of Marinette filed a lawsuit Tuesday against the state Government Accountability Board. He said board officials acted in haste this week when they ruled him ineligible to challenge state Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay.

His lawsuit asked for an expedite hearing. Online court records show a hearing has been set for Friday at 9 a.m.

The accountability board ruled Nygren ineligible after it said he submitted 398 valid signatures on his nomination papers, two short of the minimum requirement. Nygren said a number of additional signatures that were tossed were disqualified in error.

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